Satellite images confirm major temple destroyed in Syria’s Palmyra: U.N

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel, which was one of the best preserved Roman-era sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after activists said the hardline Islamic State group had targeted it.

A comparison of before and after images shows the damage to the temple at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Geneva-based United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) said.

“We can confirm the destruction of the main building of the Temple of Bel as well as a row of columns in its immediate vicinity,” the agency said in an email.

  • mauser 98

    Satellites? then why can’t ISIS convoys , munition storage , bases etc be targeted?

    • David Murrell

      This is because President Obama must screen and approve all targets….

  • Hard Little Machine

    UNESCO will blame it on Israel.

  • WalterBannon

    why are we not using our large reserves of nerve gas weapons to cleans the countries of muslim animals?

  • Islamic theology at work.

  • Achmed

    There is no history but Allah, the Holy Quran, the Sira and the Hadiths.

    • Minicapt

      That’s a ‘herstory’.


  • When the Islamic barbarians start working on Europe, they will destroy its cultural treasures . art works, library books, historical sites, everything will go. Europe is now committing suicide by welcoming Muslims by the hundreds of thousands with open arms.

    • mauser 98

      the collapse of Europe underway

  • FactsWillOut

    Let’s see, two guys with a pair of binoculars and an RPG can take out NAT convoys, but NATO and the entire west, with real-time satellites and air power cannot take out any ISIS convoys.
    Doesn’t pass the smell test, folks.

    • Minicapt

      You’re leaving a few bits out.


  • Millie_Woods

    The left’s apathy is threatening to boil over into indifference. If only there was some rare spotted owls nesting in the temple.